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Kiper Big Board 2/29/12....and Cowboys chat questions

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Risen Star, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Click the link for commentary.

    1.. Andrew Luck QB Stanford
    2.. Matt Kalil T USC
    3.. Trent Richardson RB Alabama
    4.. Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
    5.. Morris Claiborne CB LSU

    6.. Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma St.
    7.. Quinton Coples DE North Carolina
    8.. Riley Reiff T Iowa
    9.. Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College
    10. Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina

    11. Dontari Poe DT Memphis
    12. Mark Barron S Alabama
    13. David DeCastro G Stanford
    14. Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi St.
    15. Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame

    16. Cordy Glenn G Georgia
    17. Michael Brockers DT LSU
    18. Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama
    19. Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama
    20. Jonathan Martin T Stanford

    21. Harrison Smith S Notre Dame
    22. Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
    23. Janoris Jenkins CB Northern Alabama
    24. Andre Branch DE Clemson
    25. Peter Konz C Wisconsin

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draf...296/2012-nfl-draft-mel-kiper-latest-big-board


    Josh (Washington, DC)

    Generally speaking, few OGs are taken in the first round. Assuming a need at guard, how early would you take David DeCastro?

    Mel Kiper (1:30 PM)

    I think he could go anywhere between 12 to KC to 14 to Dallas to 17 to Cincinnati. He's certainly in that range. Steve Hutchinson has had a great career as a pure guard out of Michigan.


    Sal (Dallas)

    With the 14th pick who do you see the Cowboys picking?

    Mel Kiper (1:43 PM)

    They have to get a DB. They had too many guys running wide open in that secondary. They have to get a CB or safety. They could look Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick. They could trade up to get Morris Claiborne. If they want to trade off of 14, they could look at Janoris Jenkins.

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/42721/football-guru-mel-kiper
  2. realtick

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    Assuming he checks out OK with the team, I would be ecstatic to be able to trade back a few spots and pick up a premier talent like Janoris Jenkins.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Melsy knows...

    It's all about the secondary. :)
  4. MikeT22

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    Harrison Smith at 21? Most everyone else have him as a solid 2nd rounder.
  5. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Yeah, seriously. Tells you how weak this year's safety crop is.
  6. MikeT22

    MikeT22 Active Member

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    I'm just surprised he has him solidly in the first round.
  7. Risen Star

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    You don't have to believe the guy will be drafted in the first round to have him in your top 32 or even top 25. You can believe the player's value is that high but will probably slide into the 2nd round.

    But in Smith's case, Mel mentioned in that chat that he's had him in his first round for a few weeks now.
  8. Smith22

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    Mayock and Deion both thought he looked great in the DB drills. I believe Mayock said he could see him being a very high 2 or late 1 now.

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